Microfictions: Sentry & Shoes

I’ve been dealing with quite a few computer problems over the last couple of days and with my Camp NaNoWriMo participation this month I haven’t been able to post as often as I would like. So here’s a couple microfictions in the meantime.

Sentry

The hordes below the mountainside were as vast as a hill of ants. A cold sweat broke out on the sentry’s brow. His hand tightly held his sword for the comfort of its steel, as his fingers remained close to the trigger of the gun embedded in its hilt.  The enemy was moving directly toward his village.

Scurrying backwards he moved silently, a figure quickly obscured by trees as he raced through the night to make his report.

Shoes

He had found his lost show, along with the gold inside. The other guy hadn’t been so lucky.

Christmas Violin

The microfiction below is not my usually fare, however, the prompt generator gave me the challenge so I went with it.

It had to be under 50 words, be romantic, seasonal, contain “We can fix this”, and have an athlete in it.  Total time spent was around 30 minutes from prompt generation to story completion:

“We can fix this.” The school’s star quarterback spoke gently, holding the girl’s violin in his hands as she slowly got up from the floor.

Her large brown eyes were still filled with tears, “But the Christmas concert is tonight.”

He held her close, “Then we’ll figure something out.”

(For prompt ideas check out The Story Shack Writing Prompts)